After studying photography at NESOP in Boston Massachusetts, Neil spent several years in the action sports industry as a photographer working with nationally recognized athletes in the snowboard, ski and motocross industries. In his personal work Neil has traveled to locations in North and South America, Eastern Europe, and North Africa, creating documentary images that tell the story of those he met along the way. Since moving to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2000, Neil has established himself as a nationally recognized wedding photojournalist, applying his unique experience to capture the reality, excitement, and emotion of the wedding day.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Neil. The following awards have been earned by Neil from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
So touching, the bride and groom not wanting to see each other before the ceremony, yet overcome with emotion. Nicely framed.
What a fun image of a bouquet toss gone awry. But what makes it even better for me is the composition and cropping, creating a haphazard feel to a briefly fallen moment as that immaculately-coiffed bouquet lies forlornly upon the floor.
This is funny. Gruff humor.
Great job on the part of the photographer to capture this moment. It's sure to generate a lot of conversation.
The following letters are from the clients of Neil Thurston.
Married: 6 years ago
Corley & Don
Hi Neil and Lisa, Don and I are beyond thrilled with our pictures! The quality, detail, and beauty of the pictures is just so obvious. Aside from all those things, we love that you captured the sequence of events in a photojournalistic fashion. I've gotten comments from many of my friends/family that these are the best pictures they have ever seen, and of course we are just so proud that they are our pictures. I also have to chuckle a little because you guys were such an organized but chill vendor and as a project manager myself, I know how much preparation you both did behind the scenes to make that work. We couldn't be any happier and if you ever need a reference - email, phone, whatever - please do not hesitate to call.
Married: 5 years ago
Dawnyale and Fred
Wow Wow Wow...we LOVE the photos and can't wait to share them with our family and friends. You guys are amazing and we are so grateful that you were able to participate in our day.